15Jan

Rarely-seen photos show how 200,000 Allied troops crossing the Rhine

The powerful images tell the story of the momentous Operation Plunder offensive in Germany in March 1945 Allies were forced to quickly build floating bridges because the retreating Nazis blew up the permanent ones The troops advanced in support of 16,000 paratroopers who had earlier dropped on German side of the river

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12Jan

World War 2 Youtube Series - Fighting Far Away From Home - Allied Advance in Africa

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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29Oct

Photo Report Commemoration Liberation 's-Hertogenbosch (part 2 ceremony)

On Saturday afternoon (26 October 2019) in the one and a half weeks of commemoration of the liberation of 's-Hertogenbosch there was a ceremony and an exhibition of military vehicles at De Parade, the center of the commemorations.

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27Oct

Photo Report Commemoration Liberation 's-Hertogenbosch (part 1 parade)

On Saturday afternoon (26 October 2019) in the one and a half weeks of commemoration of the liberation of 's-Hertogenbosch there was a parade of all kinds of military material from and to De Parade, the center of the commemorations.

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8Jan

Book with faces of Margraten will become a permanent paper monument

Through the project ‘The Faces of Margraten’ the Fields of Honor Foundation wants to give a face to the soldiers who are buried and/or commemorated at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten. In 2020, on the occasion of 75 years of freedom, the foundation will publish a book titled ‘De Gezichten van Margraten: Zij bleven voor altijd jong’ [The Faces of Margraten: they stayed forever young]. Via email we asked Sebastiaan Vonk, chairman of the foundation, a couple of questions regarding the book and the project, both carrying the same name.

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4Jan

World War 2 Youtube Series - It's 1941 - A World at War - January 4 1941

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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1Jan

Photo report Bastogne nuts weekend 2019

The Bastogne nuts weekend was this year on December 14 and 15. We were already present on Friday with the veterans in the Bastogne War Museum and for the fireworks display in the Bastogne Barracks. The next day the Bastogne Historical Walk took place and there was a light show at the Mardasson that evening. No matter how beautiful the show was, it is open for discussion if it fits in a memorial weekend. Fortunately there were the necessary commemorations that same day. Including one in the pouring rain at the 326th Airborne Medical Company Monument in Sainte-Ode. The weekend also brought us to the big re-enactment event in Hardigny where a lot of re-enactors had come together.

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28Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - Winter is coming, peace is not - the frozen fronts

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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22Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - Red Beard’s Ghost Returns - German Invasion Plans

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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20Dec

Christmas during the Dutch winter famine of 1944

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about the Dutch winter famine of 1944.

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18Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - Vive la Résistance! well, not really... French Resistance 1940

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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15Dec

WW2 Nation visits Hitlers headquarters of 1940

After some time of not making new videos, WW2 Nation started a new series of video documentaries on their YouTube channel. In this series the British team members visit the location of Hitler's invasion of Belgium and France during 1940. Below you can watch the third episode about the The Wolf's Gorge.

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14Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Few Who Opposed Hitler - German Resistance in 1940

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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14Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Empire Strikes Back - Britain’s Operation Compass - 068

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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8Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Road to Moscow - German Invasion Plans

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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5Dec

Kriegsweihnacht 1944, Christmas and Nazi propaganda

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about how Christmas was used in Nazi propaganda.

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4Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - The British Blitz Spirit is a Myth - WW2 - War Against Humanity 005

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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1Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - The German Plan to Destroy French Culture

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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24Nov

World War 2 Youtube Series - Cracks in the Soviet-Nazi Alliance

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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23Nov

War from the perspective of the man who did the actual fighting

Volker Griesser is the writer of The Lions of Carentan, a book about he Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6 during the period 1943-1945. We asked the author some questions by e-mail.

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19Nov

World War 2 Youtube Series - Britain shows Japan how to Attack Pearl Harbor

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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16Nov

Christmas far from home, GI’s in Europa during the Holidays of 1944

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about how American GI’s shared Christmas with the Europeans that were liberated by them and about the tragedy with the Léopoldville.

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15Nov

World War 2 Youtube Series - War Exiles: Kaiser Bill, Polish Forces, and US Volunteers

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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10Nov

World War 2 Youtube Serie - Britain’s First Victory, Germany Plunders Europe & Mussolini’s Folly

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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